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Your Name and Title:  Mary Ann Harlan; PhD student Queensland University of Technology SLIS Gateway program, Lecturer, SJSU SLIS


Library, School, or Organization Name: San Jose State University, School Library and Information Science


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Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Eureka, CA


Language in Which You Will Present: English


Target Audience(s): Youth Service Librarians, Teacher Librarians, Researchers interested in youth information practices.


Short Session Description (one line): Explores how information is conceptualized and experienced by teen content creators.


Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

This session will explore the preliminary understandings of how information is experienced and conceptualized by teen content creators as they participate in digital communities.  It reports on research with teen content creators using their words and descriptions to paint a picture of teens’ experiences of information as inspiration, participation, collaboration, process, and artifact and connects those experiences to the activities of seeking, using and creating information themselves.   It suggests that those who work with teens in order to help teens improve their information practices within communities should adopt a wide view of information and explores the ways youth service librarians and teacher librarians can integrate these experiences into instructional programs for teens.



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